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IRS Investigations
The declining number of IRS Special Agents, a result of attrition and limited hiring, has contributed to a decline in the number of IRS criminal investigations.
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Projecting a Happy Retirement
Having a realistic picture of your retirement income and expenses could increase your chances of enjoying a happy retirement.
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TIPS for Inflation Protection
Inflation was very low in 2014 and 2015, but the Fed’s decision to begin raising interest rates reflects a belief that inflation will return to a more normal “run rate” of about 2% annually. One way to help protect the purchasing power of investment dollars is to invest in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.
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What Is the Federal Funds Rate?
In December 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%, the first shift from the rock-bottom 0% to 0.25% level where it had remained since December 2008. This article describes the benchmark federal funds rate and how raising it could affect other short-term rates.
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avoiding any federal tax penalties. You are encouraged to seek tax or legal advice from an independent professional advisor.
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constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. This material was written and prepared by Emerald.
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